Are you looking for a Mallorca gravel event as an excuse to come visit the island of Mallorca this year with your bike? There are just a handful of Mallorca gravel events scheduled right now, but we hope to keep this page up to date with all of the latest news as ride organizers and promoters add gravel races, gravel rides and gravel cycling events to the calendar.
If you can’t find a gravel event that fits your schedule, please take a look at our Mallorca gravel routes. It’s a work in progress, but we hope we can help you find a way to explore Mallorca’s gravel and dirt roads, either on your own or with friends.
2024 Mallorca Gravel Events
Mallorca Gravel Series – Lloret de Vistalegre
The Mallorca Gravel Series hosted three events in 2023 and has six rides planned for 2024. They are planning for three events in the spring and three more in the fall. The first rides of 2024 will take place on February 3, March 9, and May 18th. A long and short distance are offered each time and the promoters promise a unique route for every event. Previous events have included long events of 144 k and shorter events of 113 k and have departed from LLoret de Vistalgre, near Sineu. Registration for the rides is € 35 and the ride is followed by a barbeque and pasta party.
Sa Boc Gravel Ride October 26, 2024 Consell, Mallorca
This appears to be one of the most successful gravel cycling events in Mallorca. In 2022, the Boc gravel ride sold out online in 24 hrs.
The Boc gravel ride was canceled in the fall of 2020, likely due to Covid 19 restrictions. In 2021 and 2022, there were three distances offered. 45 km, 75 km and 140 km rides starting in Consell.
The Boc gravel ride includes GPS instructions and signs out on the route. There are rest areas along the route and a party with music and food at the finish for the riders.
It looks like they are offering 75 km and 180 km gravel rides in 2023.
Termes 53 Ultradistance Gravel Cycling Event May 26-31, 2024
The Termes 53 is a new event and a new type of event for Mallorca. This is a bikepacking, ultradistance, multi-day cycling adventure. Riders or two person teams will ride 780 kilometers with over 14,000 meters of climbing in this inaugural event. This route promises to take you through all 53 municipal districts in Mallorca with highlights including Sa Calobra, Formentor, the Arta-Manacor Via Verde, Albufera and the LLevant Natural Park.
Rapha Prestige – Mallorca November 5, 2023
The Rapha Prestige is a gravel team event designed for 4 cyclists with all team members riding together. Solo riders often can work with the organizers to find a team in the months leading up to the event. Tickets for a group of 4 riders is €179.89 and registration for the Rapha event is available online.
Most years the Rapha Prestige ride in Mallorca is about 150 km in length. It is a well attended event and has a reputation for being challenging. Registered riders will receive a downloadable GPX route 3 days prior to the event.
Each year, the Mallorca Rapha Prestige starts in a new town and tackles a new route. Sineu was the start town in 2021. In 2019 the ride started in Lloret and in 2022 the Rapha Prestige started in Campanet.
For 2023, it looks like the Mallorca version of the Rapha Prestige was 137 km with 2200 meters of climbing. The route started in Puigpunyent and included an ascent of the fabled Sobremunt climb from the south. The riders then headed east to Santa Maria and Santa Eugenia before looping back.
In 2023 Rapha Prestige gravel ride started at 8 am and riders were told to plan to ride for 8-10 hours depending on the strength and experience of their team. The organizers suggest a minimum tire width of 40 mm.
Past Gravel Events in Mallorca
Toros de Gravel
Toros de Gravel was a 140 km event in 2018 that was well publicized and really got much of the cycling world excited about exploring gravel roads in Mallorca. According to the Toros de Gravel Instagram account, this was “A once-in-a-lifetime happening.”
Xeixa Gravel Mallorca March 26, 2022 Biniali, Mallorca
Xeixa Gravel Ride Mallorca
Xeixa gravel was new event for 2022 but does not appear to be scheduled for 2023. This gravel ride started in Biniali and they offered 80 km and 120 km gravel events in 2022. Xeixa is a type of wheat typically used for bread production.
You can learn more about the previous event on the Ruraling website
The Jans Gravel March 25, 2023 Ciutadella de Menorca, Menorca
The Jans Gravel was a new event for 2022 in Menorca. The first year, two ride distances were offered. The yellow route was 45 km long with 75% gravel and 25% tarmac and the black route was 95 km long and 85% gravel.
Some of the first year’s route included the historic Cami d’ en Kane. Sir Richard Kane was an officer in the British Army who built a system of roads between the forts of Maó and Ciutadella in the early 18th century.
The 2023 Jans Gravel Ride appeared on the calendar quite suddenly. Only 25 spots were available for the 71 km ride which was expected to last about 3 hrs.
It appears that the route for the 2023 event likely focused on the west side of Menorca and probably uses different roads and tracks than the 2022 edition.
Jeroboam Gravel Mallorca, March 17-19, 2023 Arta
The Jeroboam Gravel ride offered 4 different courses of with lengths of 300k, 150k, 75k and 37.5. The rides are named after wine bottles of varying sizes. The Jeroboam, of course, is oversized followed by the smaller bottles of Magnum, Standard and Demi.
Many of the rides start with the Arta to Manacor Via Verde and end up in the Parque Natural de la Península de Llevant.
The Jeroboam route heads to Can Picafort and Pollenca before ending up in Sineu. It then heads off to Felanitx and Porto Cristo before returning north to the LLevant Park.
They do not appear to be hosting any gravel events in Spain in 2024. This year’s events are in Italy (2), Austria and the Czech Republic.